Christmas baby shower food ideas

Christmas Baby Shower Food Ideas

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A December baby shower just won’t be complete without Christmas cookies and also holiday treats!

There is no shortage of Christmas baby shower food ideas, like cookie shaped cookies this time of year like Christmas Trees, Poinsettias, Peppermints, Ornaments and more. Below are some Christmas chocolate-covered Oreos to get your inspired.

Poinsettia Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie
For Christmas baby shower treats, use traditional candy canes, and peppermints. These Christmas treats can be found almost anywhere this time of year and will add a festive touch to a dessert able. Use on the serving table or use as centerpieces on party tables!

In addition, red candy will a pop of color to a Christmas baby shower candy buffet and when placed in clear containers, they candy pieces will look so festive!

One of my son’s favorite Christmas treat traditions is make chocolate-covered Christmas Tree pretzels with his grandmother! They are a sweet and salty snack that will delight your guests and you can even bag some up to use as baby shower favors.

Christmas Baby Shower Food  Ideas

Christmas Candy Bar and Sweet Table
Dessert table courtesy of Niner Bakes.

Baby Shower Candy Buffet

Christmas Party Red Candy Buffet
A candy buffet kit with the flavors of Christmas. A complete Christmas baby shower candy bar kit has all the treats you want for your guests to have all the sweets they can eat. Just add some of your containers and set the candy buffet up.

Christmas Baby Shower Treats

Holiday Pretzel Twists
Guests will love these sweet and salty pretzel twists! The gourmet pretzels are hand-dipped in either white chocolate, or milk chocolate, and also covered in Holly-shaped sprinkles.

Christmas Tree Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie
These Holiday-themed Oreo cookies are the perfect treat to serve guests.

Peppermint Theme Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies
Add a sweet touch to your holiday baby shower with these Candy-shaped chocolate-covered Oreo cookies!

Ornament Shaped Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies

Holiday Hershey’s Kisses and Gift Tote Bag
What a delightful Christmas baby shower surprise! Guests will love the Hershey’s Kisses tucked inside this personalized holiday tote bag!

Holiday York Peppermint Patties Treats
Who doesn’t like that cool sensation of this Winter inspired treat? Each Peppermint Pattie treat comes with a holiday label, personalized and ready to share with your guests!

Mini Winter Themed Brownie Favor Pops
Serve baby shower guests one of these gourmet mini holiday brownie favor pops that come in these winter themes: Gingerbread Man, Mittens, and Snowmen!

Do you have a Christmas treat recipe to share, please submit a comment below, and I will get back with you!

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what to cook for a 10 year birthday

How much do children need to be happy? To spend a wonderful holiday, the most anticipated of all, with family and close friends, and even in such a way that it will be remembered for a long time. And caring parents will help in this - for this they need to prepare in advance and carefully plan everything. On the eve of a child's birthday, especially such a round date as 10 years old, every mother wonders, so what to cook on the table? And if you decide to celebrate this event at home, then the tips of the Zatusim resource will be useful to you.


What you need to know when choosing meals

Setting up a table for a 10-year-old child's birthday is, of course, easier than for younger children, for whom the list of food is limited. But it is still important to choose fresh and high-quality ingredients for cooking.

Try not to use extravagant foods and recipes when composing the menu, especially if you are not sure that your child and guests will want to eat it.

It is best to choose food familiar to your baby, but prepared in a special way.

By nature, we tend to separate food, and in children this is especially pronounced. Therefore, the simpler the treats are, the more the guys will like them.

Choose less fatty foods and try not to use frying when cooking, because tasty food can be prepared correctly and be healthy.

If other children were invited to the birthday party, it would not be superfluous to ask mothers about the presence of allergic reactions or other restrictions on products.

Another important aspect is safety. Keeping track of active children in the heat of the holiday is not easy, so make sure your food and table are as safe as possible.

Children are very fond of fresh fruits and vegetables - when serving them, make sure that the treats are well washed and, if possible, pitted.

Avoid fish with bones, complex sandwiches, spicy foods, and foods with strong allergens.

Fish dishes should be discarded, because even after a thorough check, small bones may remain, and if someone chokes, the holiday may be completely ruined. And not all children like to eat fish.

Children's birthday menu options

Chicken dishes are a great option for a hot dish - most children have a positive attitude towards it.

Battered baked legs will definitely appeal to 10-year-olds - they are tasty and easy to eat with your hands. This treat is easy to prepare and can be fun to decorate with paper tassels.

Give preference to simple salads that can be put into bowls. Arrange the filling in shortbread baskets or tartlets.

It is much more interesting for children to treat themselves to such snacks than to sit in front of a plate full of heavy salads.

Make small sandwiches with homemade pork, cheese or pâté. But it is better to avoid smoked meats and sausages.

An excellent solution for a festive table are various canapes decorated on skewers - such a treat will definitely be eaten.

Avoid the abundance of store-bought sweets and candies, many delicious desserts can be prepared at home.

The birthday menu for a 10-year-old girl can be varied with all kinds of fruit and berry jellies, mousses. Milkshakes and chocolate puddings also make great table decorations.

It is better to replace carbonated drinks with natural juices and fruit drinks. The time of bottled cola and forfeit on the tables is over, and every mother who cares about the health of her children is able to prepare delicious and healthy drinks.

Cooking meals that children love

Almost any healthy dish can be transformed into a children's menu for 10-year-old guests. But there are treats that children especially like. We will include them in our menu.

Snacks, sandwiches and canapes

Small snack sandwiches and canapes make a great menu item for a 10 year old's birthday. Make small sandwiches. The ideal size is 5x5 cm, so they are much more convenient to eat.

Products can be cut into various shapes (stars, circles, fish) using cutters and put on skewers. It is desirable that the skewers are not very sharp, which will exclude injuries.

You can string anything on skewers: fruits, vegetables, cheese, cold cuts, bread. Alternate colors - so the appetizer will look much more interesting.

Even more recipes in the material 7 sandwiches that are impossible to resist.

If the party is outdoors or in the woods around a campfire, prepare covered sandwiches - burgers and sandwiches delight children.

Homemade pizza for a birthday

For a 10 year anniversary, a girl or a boy can have pizza. Children simply adore it, and will prefer it to many other dishes.

This Italian open pie can be both the main treat on the table and a small snack. It all depends on the filling you choose and how you serve it.

You can bake one large pizza or make small portioned treats.

The golden rule of baby food is the simpler the better. Therefore, chicken, cheese, pickled cucumbers, tomato sauce are perfect as ingredients for pizza.

Do not overload it with olives or onions - children often do not eat these foods.

Homemade lemonade

Cooling drinks are indispensable in summer. This is where homemade lemonade comes in handy.

To make lemonade you will need:

  • water;
  • lemon;
  • sugar.

The proportions of the ingredients are arbitrary. Usually, juice and zest of 1 lemon is enough for 1 liter of water. But everything will depend on the size and freshness, acidity of the fruit. Add sugar to taste as well. For 3 liters of drink, 1 glass of granulated sugar is consumed.

Wash the lemon thoroughly and scald it with boiling water. Remove the zest from the citrus on a grater.

Squeeze out all the juice, then strain to remove the pits.

Boil water and add zest and sugar. Continue to boil the drink for another 10 minutes.

Cool the syrup and pour in the squeezed lemon juice.

Lemonade is ready! Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.

Berry smoothie

You will need 1 kilogram of ripe strawberries. You can use wild strawberries or wild strawberries, or other berries that are in season.

To make a delicious smoothie, mix 2 cups of juice (fruit drink), berries, melon pieces, banana in a tall bowl.

Beat the resulting mixture well with a blender until smooth.
Pour into tall glasses and garnish with fruit. This drink will be a great addition to any appetizer or dessert.

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10th birthday cakes

What birthday is complete without a cake - its appearance almost always becomes the culmination of the holiday.

Of course, mothers always have a choice - to order a birthday cake for a 10-year-old boy in a pastry shop or bake it at home on their own.

If you have free time, the second option is preferable, as you will know exactly what ingredients the cake for children is made from.

The rules for the safety of components and the preparation of a cake for the 1st anniversary of the baby remain relevant for the first anniversary.

In addition, there are recipes for amazingly delicious and easy-to-prepare treats, from classic cakes to funky gingerbread, desserts, cupcakes, muffins.

No-Bake Jelly Cake

Even if you don't have experience with complex pastries, making a jelly cake is easy. In addition, there is a place for creative experiments and the embodiment of the most incredible ideas.

For cooking you will need:

  • butter;
  • shortbread biscuits;
  • cinnamon;
  • fruits;
  • gelatin;
  • chocolate;
  • heavy cream;
  • curd mass;
  • powdered sugar.

Prepare butter, cookies and cinnamon for the base. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and tamp in a detachable cake mold. We send it to the freezer for 15-20 minutes.

For the next jelly layer, you can choose any filler - fruits, berries, chocolate. The most beautiful cake will turn out if you combine several layers.

Prepare the gelatin mixture according to the instructions on the package, add melted chocolate and heavy cream - 200 ml. Stir and send to simmer over low heat, not bringing to a boil.

In a blender, mix 200 g of the curd mass with the prepared chocolate mixture and add 50 g of powdered sugar. Put it on the base of the cake and send it to harden in the cold.

At this time, prepare the next layer.

Add berry juice, chopped fruits and berries to the new gelatin mixture. Let it brew a little and fill it with the first layer after it has hardened.

You can combine the number of layers and their content as you wish. Decorate the cake to your taste - with fresh berries or almond flakes, chocolate chips or marzipan figurines.

A 10 year old girl's birthday cake can be not only a delicious treat, but also a great activity for your child.

Involve the young birthday girl in the cooking process, giving her the freedom to be creative.

Such joint chores on the eve of the holiday will definitely please girls and even some boys.

Festive table setting

It is important to remember that children are not adults who are ready to sit at the table for hours on end.

Most likely, the holiday will not do without competitions and games, where only at intervals the kids will run up to the table and have something to eat and chew on the go. Try to create comfortable conditions for them.

Unbreakable plastic dishes will help out, small portions of food that are convenient to take from the table.

Drinking cups can be inscribed with guest names, resealable cocktail and smoothie bottles with straws.

Treats can be decorated in the shape of animals or cartoon characters. Fruits and vegetables are fun to cut with the help of special kitchen utensils.

Summing up, let's highlight the main points that must be taken into account when compiling a children's birthday menu:

  1. Think over the dishes for the birthday of a 10-year-old child in advance.
  2. Avoid complicated recipes and extravagant ingredients.
  3. It is better to serve familiar foods, but prepared in an original way.
  4. Homemade pizza will be a great treat for a 10 year old child's birthday.
  5. Use less store-bought sweets - delicious desserts can and should be prepared at home.
  6. Carbonated drinks are easy to replace with fruit drinks, compotes or juices.
  7. Try the delicious no-bake cake.

Beautifully set the table and dishes, then your child and guests will definitely be satisfied.

Video: children's holiday menu

What and how to cook for a children's holiday is shown in detail in the video:

recipes. Dishes according to old recipes that you can cook yourself.

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Dishes according to old recipes that you can cook yourself.

No way to the first star

40 days before Christmas the Advent (or Filippov) Lent begins. It is quite strict, and its ending, when even the fish is not blessed, coincides in time with the celebration of the New Year. So the Orthodox are not allowed to drink wine on the night of 31 to 1. And the sixth of January is not supposed to be and there is nothing but juicy. It is believed that it was this dish that gave the name to Christmas Eve - the last day before Christmas. It was eaten in the evening, when the first star appeared in the sky - a dish of cereals, nuts and dried fruits was supposed to give strength to endure a long Christmas service.

Sochivo. Photo: Vladimir Litvinov / Lori photo bank

SOCHIVO, Maxim Syrnikov's recipe
Take a glass of wheat grains. Rinse well, put in a cast-iron pot, pour three glasses of water, salt. Close the lid and place in a preheated oven for two to three hours. At the end of cooking, the wheat should be completely boiled, the grains should become soft and even partially burst. Cool them right in the pot, avoiding drying out. Sochivo should be just juicy, soft, but at the same time crumbly.
Mix grains with prepared raisins, finely chopped dried apricots, prunes, steamed and crushed poppy seeds, any nuts to taste. And then put it on a dish and pour over honey satiation - honey diluted with water in a ratio of one to one and brought to a boil.

There are a lot of similar recipes for sochi, perhaps the only correct one does not exist. The choice of cereals, cereals and their additives depended on the region, family income and personal preferences of the hostess. Somewhere they put kolivo on the table, somewhere - kutya, in fact, this is the same thing, only the names are different. It is important to remember that in the Russian ritual cuisine, kutya can be both modest and lenten, and on Christmas Eve it is lenten that is served. The Orthodox will be able to break the fast (that is, eat non-lenten food) only the next day, on Christmas Day.

Doesn't turn his head, crackles on his teeth

On Christmas Eve, they began to prepare for the Christmas feast - according to custom, at least 12 different dishes had to be prepared, according to the number of the holy apostles. Of course, it was difficult to maintain such a tradition - for such a rich menu, one had to have a certain income. In order to lure him just for Christmas, whole herds of roes were baked - gingerbread in the form of animals. They were both a delicacy and a talisman for the home.

On Christmas Eve the whole family sits down at the table and makes cows from yeast-free dough mixed with milk. Milk, wheat flour, salt are all ingredients. Then they will be taken out into the yard in the frost for the whole night, and on Christmas morning they will be sent to the oven. In memory of the holiday, several skillfully made figurines will be kept for the whole year.

In northern villages, roe deer were either cut out of rolled dough in a special shape (which was cherished and passed down by inheritance) or molded like a clay toy. They were first baked from rye flour, later from wheat flour, then burnt sugar was added to it, and in the 18th century various spices became available to the northerners, and roes became even tastier. The dough for them was prepared much in advance, kept in the cold - it was believed that this improved its quality. Ready-made gingerbreads were covered with white sugar or pink icing, which was obtained using cranberry or lingonberry juice.

Roe deer. Photo: Natalya Belyaeva / Lori photo bank

KOZULI, recipe from the Arkhangelsk region
Burn 1 glass of sugar, dissolve in a glass of hot water. Add 2 more cups of sugar (until completely dissolved), 150 g butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, cloves and soda, 1 egg and 2 yolks. Pour about 0.5 kg of flour, knead the dough so that it does not stick to your hands. Keep the dough in a saucepan and cellophane in a cool place for a week. After that, add another 0.5 kg of granulated sugar to the dough and roll it out to a thickness of 0.5 cm. Cut the rolled dough into shapes from tin or thick paper and put it on a baking sheet greased with oil. Lubricate the gingerbread cookies with a beaten egg and water in a ratio of 1: 1 and put in the oven. Bake 5 - 7 minutes. Let the finished gingerbread cookies dry, then remove them from the baking sheet and decorate with icing.

See also:

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  • Carols, kokurki and goat's feet… What to bake on Christmas Eve?
  • Dishes of the New Year's feast in Russia

Goose to the pig comrade

For a long time in Rus', the custom was to put hay on the table at Christmas - in memory of the manger in which the baby Jesus was born. It was placed either under the tablecloth or in the middle of the table. Meat dishes were arranged around: the more, the better, in several rows. There was pork, and mutton, and every kind of poultry; everything was suitable for a feast. But the Christmas menu was crowned, of course, with a goose - roasted whole, topped with pickled apples and sauerkraut. Good goose cooks were chosen carefully, in trusted shops from familiar sellers. Often on holidays, goose sellers, taking advantage of the rush demand, went on a swindle - that is, as explained in old cookbooks, "they introduced air into it through the back hole and sewed up the hole with some art and a little trickery" . Such an inflated goose was in no way suitable for the role of a signature dish, except perhaps for broth.

Roast goose. Photo: Marina Volodko / photo bank "Lori"

GESE OR DUCK, recipe 1834
with a hairpin, fry on a spit or in the oven, greasing more often with oil and salt; be careful not to burn out.

PIG, recipe 1902
Take offal from a well-cleaned pig, boil in water, which should be slightly salted for taste; when the offal is cooked, chop them finely with five or more, depending on the size of the piglet, hard-boiled eggs, dilute it with raw eggs and then, having stuffed the piglet, sew up the cut, coat with oil and put in the oven to fry, when it is well browned, then pour piglet with juice that he will give from himself.

Fuck everything

The abundance of meat on the tables was explained by the fact that by Christmas the last cattle was always slaughtered in the villages so as not to feed them all winter. Such a way of managing existed and still exists in many countries, so that a baked suckling pig or a goose under a golden crust cannot be considered a purely Russian Christmas dish. And yet, there are still national differences. They concern mainly used seasonings and side dishes. If in Greece, for example, a piglet is served with celery, and in Germany with stewed cabbage, then horseradish has been considered the best supplement for us from time immemorial. It is absolutely universal, it was served with almost all dishes of Russian cuisine: meat, fish, cold and hot. The burning taste was often softened with sour cream, and for many years such a condiment was much more popular than the current mayonnaise.

A piece of bacon with black bread. Photo: Oksana Aleshina / photobank "Lori"

BREAD HORSEHORD, monastic recipe
Cut off the crust from a loaf of rye bread, chop the crumb and brown in the oven until golden brown. Peel one radish, grind in a meat grinder or in a combine. Squeeze the juice and drain, only the pulp is used. Peel the horseradish root, chop and grind in the same way. Mix all the ingredients, add vinegar and grind until the sauce becomes thick. Add honey, salt, fragrant mint or ground cloves.

Don't hit the wedge under the oatmeal pancake

No Christmas table was complete without baking. Pies, pies, pies, kulebyaki, wickets or carols, which were presented to carolers - which was not there. Oatmeal, pancakes made from oatmeal stand apart in this row. The tradition of cooking them these days obviously goes back to pre-Christian times. The period itself from Christmas to Epiphany, Svyatka, in many places was called Avsenki or Ovsenitsy. They baked pancakes in ghee and generously experimented with various pies (fillings that are baked right in the dough). Yarn was good for oatmeal - from the word "spin", that is, fry on a thick layer of overheated oil. This method of culinary processing is very ancient, the researchers unearthed its roots almost in the 15th century. However, now it is actually out of use. But the dish remained, it is especially popular in Polish and Belarusian cuisine.

Pryazhina. Photo: Yakov Filimonov / Lori photobank

PRYAZHENINA, recipe from Belarus
300 g pork on ribs, 200 g homemade sausage, 100 g bacon, 2 onions, 2 tbsp. tablespoons of flour, bay leaf, 1-2 cloves of garlic, salt.
Finely chop the bacon, melt the fat, remove the greaves. Fry pork ribs and sliced ​​sausage in fat. Place everything in a clay pot and pour over the flour sauce. Darken the pot in the oven for about an hour. Before serving, grate garlic into it.
For flour gravy, fry the onion in melted lard and gradually add 2 tbsp. tablespoons of flour, pour hot water in a thin stream and bring to the consistency of sour cream.

Drink, but understand the matter

What did they drink for Christmas? If on Christmas Eve the menu was strictly regulated by the church rite, then after that everyone celebrated in accordance with their own taste and budget. This also applied to drinks - and liqueurs, and tinctures, and homemade wines and other intoxicating drinks, which in our time seem quite exotic.

However, traditional Russian drinks have always had options without degrees - for children or those who are strict even on holidays.

Sbiten. Photo: Olga Tkacheva / Lori photo bank

ALCOHOL-FREE SBITN, recipe by Maxim Syrnikov
1 glass of honey, 6 glasses of water, 2 tsp dry mint, freshly grated ginger, cinnamon, cloves.
Dilute honey in heated water, put on a small fire, add mint. Ginger and spices. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a minimum and cook for 15 minutes, carefully removing the foam. Strain the finished sbiten and serve hot.
At the end of cooking, you can make a drink for adults from children's sbiten by pouring a glass of red wine into it. Or in a ready-made glass of cognac.

CASEL 18+, recipe 1902
Pour 8 bottles of alcohol into a large bottle and add 12 sprouts of cinnamon, 5 spools of cardamom, 4 stalks of cloves, 5 stalks of star anise, 2 nutmeg nutmeg. Wrap the bottle with washcloths and smear around with dough, three fingers thick. Put the bottle in a row for four nights in the free spirit of the oven, and take it out and shake it in the morning. After 4 days, drain and sweeten with syrup, using 1 1/2 pounds of sugar for every 2 bottles of casserole. The longer the casserole is stored, the better it gets. But when you need to treat it to a friend or a guest who has arrived from afar, feed him in advance as satisfyingly as possible and the fattest dishes, and at the end of the dinner offer him a glass of casserole: it will seem like nectar to him.

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